FIRST Alberta is excited to be exhibiting at Calgary Maker Faire this year! We have many fun filled challenges including: – Practice your Robot driving skills, see how fast you can complete our Robot obstacle course. – Watch as High School teams compete to see who has designed and built the best robot – Play with Lego Robotics and practice your driving skills – Learn how to get started with programming a robot
On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society and all of our FIRST Robotics Competition students and coaches, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to CenterLine who took care of the shipping and brokerage arrangements for our Kit of Parts! Our 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition was made possible because of this generous contribution. Thank you!
Kick-off is quickly approaching! I hope your team is as excited as we are!
Venue: Patricia Whelan Performance Hall in the new Calgary Central Library. The address is 800 3rd Street SE. There is plenty of pay parking on the EAST side of the building, and it’s right along the LRT line beside City Hall.
Arrival Time: I recommend arriving around 7:30am so you have time to park, grab a cup of coffee and make your way to the Performance Hall. We’ve requested Luke’s (coffee shop) to open early for us, but I have not heard a confirmation of that yet. I will let you know once I hear back. There is two Tim Hortons within a block as well. The live-stream of the game release will start promptly at 8am and the full broadcast is usually about 2 hours long.
Kit of Parts: Distribution will be on Floor 0 (street level) next to the performance hall. Don’t worry we’ll direct you when you’re there.
Pick up of KofP for unattending teams: If your team is not attending our kickoff event, please reach out to Kim (kim(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com) about arranging Kit of Parts shipping or if you need to coordinate a surrogate pick up. Thank you to coaches who have already done so!
On behalf of FIRST Robotics Society, I wish you all a very happy holiday season, and we look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
Cheers, Kimberley Werezak Assistant Regional Director, FIRST Robotics Society
We are only three weeks away from the start of our crown jewel event! Teams throughout Western Canada will take on this years Destination: DEEP SPACE Challenge along with teams from the United States, Mexico, China, Australia and Turkey!
We are thrilled to announce that this years competition field will be located in the brand new gymnasium of Nelson Mandela High School. We are incredibly grateful for NM staff & students and their on-going support of FIRST Robotics programs.
This event is free and open to the public but if you want to get involved, we are still scouting for volunteers. Please email volunteer(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)frcwest.com for more information, or simply sign up for the event through your FIRST Inspires account.
Make sure you have enough room in your vehicle for your passengers and your kit. Rookie teams can expect two large totes. They are heavy, so it’s recommended you have some form of dolly or cart ( or students with strong backs )
Kits can only be signed for by an adult mentor or coach listed on the team roster or a designated surrogate.
Lunch is available from PIZZA 73 in the Aldred Centre
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